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Sunday, 20 June 2021
Student’s start-up prioritises sneakers, soap and art

University of Cape Town (UCT) student Anele Siyotula is a maths whizz and creative genius, and he draws on these and other skills for his start-up, 1Stop Tekkie Wash. His love for colour means that he breathes life into students’ old sneakers with art; and because he’s a numbers man, no one crooks his books.

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 15:00
Student’s start-up prioritises sneakers, soap and art

University of Cape Town (UCT) student Anele Siyotula is a maths whizz and creative genius, and he draws on these and other skills for his start-up, 1Stop Tekkie Wash. His love for colour means that he breathes life into students’ old sneakers with art; and because he’s a numbers man, no one crooks his books.

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 15:00
New study suggests falcons have natural ‘eye makeup’ to improve hunting ability

Dark ‘eyeliner’ feathers of peregrine falcons act as sun shields to improve the birds’ hunting ability, a new scientific study suggests.  Scientists have long speculated that falcons’ eye markings improve their ability to target fast-moving prey, like pigeons and doves, in bright sunlight. Now research suggests these markings have evolved according to the climate; the sunnier the bird’s habitat, the larger and darker are the tell-tale dark ‘sun-shade’ feathers.

 

Publication Date:
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 11:45
World Environment Day: oceanographer’s inland-to-sea journey

Master’s graduand Liisa Shangheta’s first chemical experiment was conducted covertly, under her bed at boarding school in Grootfontein, Namibia. Shangheta was only 11, but remembers hustling to elicit a single raw egg from the sympathetic kitchen staff. She needed a binding agent for the craft paper she was making.

Publication Date:
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 - 10:30

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